Batman: The Killing Joke – Mark Hamill To Voice The Joker


Fans can rejoice, as the actor who has the most loved portrayal of The Joker outside of live-action media will be returning to voice the Clown Prince of Crime.  Via Collider, we have confirmation that veteran actor fan-favorite Mark Hamill will be lending his trademark vocals to Batman’s arch-nemesis for the animated adaptation of one of the greatest Batman stories of all time — Batman: The Killing Joke.

The one-shot graphic novel was not only dark, but contained events that had repercussions throughout the Batman universe of stories: Barbara Gordon becoming paralyzed, leading her to become Oracle; and an origin story which gave The Joker a tragic background of a failed comedian and pathetic family man.

Before today’s confirmation, fans have been lobbying hard to bring back Mark Hamill.  In a tweet, Hamill responded to his followers in kind with equal fervent interest.

When the project was originally announced at Comic-Con 2015, fans went crazy.  Later news revealed that the animated film will also feature an original 15-minute prologue, helping to set up the story and give fans familiar with the source material something new to look forward to.

Mark Hamill can next be seen reprising his most famous role — that of Luke Skywalker in J.J. Abrams’s continuation of the Star Wars saga in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  That film is scheduled to be released on December 18, 2015.

Batman: The Killing Joke has a planned released date sometime in 2016.

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